Dr. Craig Menzemer

Dr. Craig Menzemer

Title: Interim Dean, College of Engineering
Dept/Program: Engineering Dean's Office
Office: ASEC 201
Phone: 330-972-6978
Email: ccmenze@uakron.edu


Structural Engineering 


  • Ph.D. Lehigh University, 1992


  • 1981 - 1982, United States Steel Corporation, Field Engineer , Construction Management Group
  • 1985 - 1996, Alcoa , Alcoa Technical Center, Technical Specialist, Product Design and Mechanics
  • 1996 - 2001, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, The University of Akron
  • 2001 - 2011, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, The University of Akron
  • 2011 - Present, Professor of Civil Engineering, The University of Akron
  • 2018 - Present, Interim Dean of the College of Engineering, The University of Akron

Courses Taught:

  • Statics
  • Mechanics of Solids
  • Advanced Mechanics of Solids
  • Steel Design
  • Advanced Steel Design
  • Fracture Mechanics for Civil Engineering Applications

Research Projects:

  • Steel Wire Reinforcement for High Pressure Hose
  • Excessive Wear on Dump Body Truck Beds
  • Development and Evaluation of Structural Systems for Freight Cars
  • Strength of Joints in Kevlar Webbing
  • Friction Grip Joints in Aluminum
  • Post Buckling Behavior of Welded Aluminum Plates
  • Block Shear Models for Connecting Elements
  • Angles Attached by a Single Leg
  • Fatigue Strength of Strand Splice
  • Hot Spot fatigue Behavior of Joints
  • Aluminum Alloys for Buried, High Voltage Conductors

Representative Publications:

  • Kostem, C. N. and Menzemer, C. C. 
    Finite Element Analysis of Structural Details in Large Steel Bridge Superstructures
    Computing in Civil Engineering, Proceedings of the Fourth Congress, ASCE, 1986.
  • Menzemer, C. C., Hinkle, A. and Nordmark, G. 
    Aluminum Orthotropic Bridge deck Verification, Materials and Member Behavior, 
    Proceedings of the Structures Congress, ASCE, 1986.
  • Menzemer, C. C. and Fisher, J. W. 
    Bridge Repair Methods  U.S./Canadian Practice, Bridge Evaluation, Repair and 
    Rehabilitation, NATO ASI Series, Series E, Vol. 187, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1990.
  • Fisher, J. W. and Menzemer, C. C. 
    Fatigue Cracking in Welded Steel Bridges, Transportation Research Record #1282, 
    Transportation Research Board, 1990.
  • Sharp, M. L., Nordmark, G. E. and Menzemer, C. C. 
    Fatigue Design of Aluminum Components and Structures, McGraw-Hill, 1996.
  • Menzemer, C. C. 
    Aluminum Materials and the Infrastructure, ASCE Special Report, TBP.
  • Menzemer, C. C., 
    Emerging Materials and the Infrastructure, Alminum Alloys and the Infrastructure, American Society of Civil Engineers, State of the Art Report, October 2000.
  • Xiao, Y. and Menzemer, C., 
    Ultimate Compressive Strength of Aluminum Plate Elements Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Accepted September 2002.
  • Menzemer, C. and Srivatsan, T, 
    The Effect of Environment on Fatigue Crack Growth Behavior of Aluminum Alloy 5456, Materials Science and Engineering A, No. A271, Elseveir, 1999.
  • Iascone, R. and Menzemer, C., 
    Re-Establishing the Shear Strength of ALuminum Alloy Fillet Welds Welding Journal, AWS, Featured Article, April 2002.

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • American Welding Society
  • Sigma   Xi



Ph.D. Lehigh University, 1992